I actually started this when I worked at a history museum. I’m much more involved with science now, but they still hold true for me!
- When you start thinking things like “$15,000?! 200 years ago I could have bought 90 acres of farmland in New York for that!”
- When you have preferences for what denomination dollar bills you get in your change based on what person is pictured on the bill. I smile every time I get Andrew Hamilton, and frown every time I get Andrew Jackson.
- When you immediately connect pretty much every current political situation back to the Constitutional Convention – because we’re pretty much still stuck on the exact same struggles.
- When you look for your “favorites” every time you’re around lists or artwork of important historical figures – and they are almost never included because most people don’t know about them.
I’m sure there are many others I just haven’t noticed about myself. Any suggestions?
PS – I decided, as an experiment, to start including some posts that are more personal rather than research-y, like adventures I have (glassblowing class, paragliding, etc) and projects (photo, cooking, fitness). Like or dislike the idea? Let me know in the comments. Thanks!